The BAU are called to Louisiana to get information from an autistic boy who has witnessed his parents' abduction. Meanwhile, Prentiss calls in two old colleagues to track down Ian Doyle.



(created by), | 1 more credit »

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video



Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Thomas
Alison Sparks
Lizzie Sparks
Miss Rogers
Sammy Sparks


The BAU travel to Lafayette Parish, Louisiana to work on the case of Sammy Sparks, a ten year old autistic boy who is seen splattered with blood. His parents, Alison and Charlie Sparks, are missing. At the Sparks home, the BAU find evidence that Charlie was shot and has a serious wound. The Sparks recently were issued a large loan to be able to keep their music store, their long time family business, open. As Lafayette Parish is in an area hit hard by the oil spill, anyone who gets a loan is considered to have won the lottery. The BAU therefore believe the Sparks were targeted for the money, and that the unsub knew the family and knew that Sammy would not be able to identify him. They try to decipher Sammy's drawings and his music and piece it to the strict routine by which all the Sparks lived to find the unsub. Meanwhile, two of Prentiss' Interpol colleagues, Tsia Mosely and Clyde Easter, try to track Ian Doyle's movements, while Prentiss considers asking her BAU colleagues for help... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis





Release Date:

23 February 2011 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »

Did You Know?


Mimi Kennedy, who plays Miss Rogers in this episode, was in Dharma and Greg with Thomas Gibson (Hotch). She played his wife's mother. See more »


When the boy goes to the door, Reid goes after him and goes through the door. But then Rossi calls Hotch, Reid is seen going through the same door again. See more »


Emily Prentiss: [Replying to Doyle's veiled threats against her colleagues] Come near my team and I will end you.
See more »


References Doctor Who (1963) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

seconding thoughts expressed
26 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought the show was passable. It was an interesting storyline that used current events to show how circumstances can make even the most normal human a criminal. Good concept...however....

I can't stomach much of it any more since they've made the budget cuts. The biggest impact I've liked is giving Reid more of a voice it seems. The worst is yet to come when/if Prentiss is removed too.

I second thoughts expressed on removing JJ and bringing in a new character who simply isn't that bright, regardless of her history that's supposed to give her some sort of unique perspective. What galls me the most is giving Garcia more air-time by having her pick up the slack left by JJ's absence. I dislike her character intensely, but can bear her as the computer geek. (but her banter with Morgan makes me gag) Now? I'm about ready to stop taping this show since they've chosen to put her so front and center this way.

1 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Locations to date (I will update the list as needed) kzaatar
Does anybody think Mr. Scratch kathlecolli2
Is Prentiss REALLY going to be the new boss? jimmer69
Where Is Matthew? SweetSar99
Rock Bottom mariangella
Nov 2, 2016 KevDaPig
Discuss Coda (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: